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Old 11-01-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
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What is the difference between a high-end agp and the new pci-express cards. Im trying to decide between a pci express with an amd motherboard that i am awaiting to come out or an agp.

I dont really want to buy another motherboard after this and im wondering, now that the new pci-e technology is out, will all the new video cards be pci express
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Old 11-02-2004, 12:47 AM   #2
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pci express mobos will not be coming out until end of november and early december. Games right now do not use all of the 16x bandwith the pci express gives. i do not know when manufacturers are going to stop making agp's.
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well the good thing about pci express is that the memory bandwidth is bigger and all the nVIDIA pci express are SLI ready (Scalable Link Interface).....
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well the old pci's are still around so AGP will probably be staying too. I dont have much money so im wondering if PCI-E will be the standards soon..

Anyone have any idea of the prices for a PCI-E AMD MOBO
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I also heard that most AMD motherboards will be 939 socket or watever that is. Would an AMD 64 3000+ 754 socket work in the 939 one
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nope a 754 would not work in a 939. the 754 has 754 pins and 939 pins. well, the price depends on which graphics card you want. I would believe that a mobo would be $150-$200.
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well looks like im gonna go with a pci-express! man i hate spending money but hopefullly its worth it...
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actually, there is hardly a difference between pci xpress and agp. there would be if the gphx card companies used the full bandwith, but for now pcix is not noticably faster and more xpensive
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well if your gonna build a comp now like in this year, AGP is good enough.... but if you want PCI-express, its best to wait until the technology advances
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AGP is going to be around for quite a while. I would go with AGP unless you are going to build right now. (in that case you have to build a p4)
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